Formicid Form: Poem in Haiku Poetry

The Daily Ant maintains “Formicid Form”, a Sunday ant poetry series. When possible, our Verse Correspondant, Natalia Piland, provides a short commentary at the end of each poem. Enjoy!


Poem in Haiku Poetry (1968)

By J.W. Hackett

The ants on this cloth

are even carrying off

their own casualties.

 

Now vigorously

shaking the kitten’s paw—

an adventurous ant.

 

Hardy ant, even

heavily burdened you climb

this sheer garden wall.

 

The ant stepped on

by a paw of the slinking cat,

just scampers away.

 

An applecore, just

short of the sea’s surging wash:

caravaning ants.


Verse Correspondant Natalia Piland writes: “Walking Luc, we came across an applecore rampaged by ants. What can I say other than I wish we were just short of the sea’s surging wash?”


il_570xN.1417836344_goze

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: